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Gran Cerdo Rioja Tempranillo

8.6174 ratings
8.46 pro ratings
La Rioja, Spain
Tempranillo
Lamb, Tomato-Based, Polenta, Hard Cheese, Pork, Beef, Pasta, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Venison, Exotic Spices, Potato, Turkey, Beans & Peas, Herbs, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Duck, Salami & Prosciutto, White Rice, Chili & Hot Spicy, Lasagna, Pizza, Barbecue, Mexican Cuisine, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Cory Fierro

Juicy, juicy, juicy. Not at all what you'd expect from Spanish tempranillo and makes you feel like the world can surprise you now and then. Dedicate your drinking of this to those who never help you get to where you are.

Juicy, juicy, juicy. Not at all what you'd expect from Spanish tempranillo and makes you feel like the world can surprise you now and then. Dedicate your drinking of this to those who never help you get to where you are.

Jan 18th, 2018
M S
10

Easy, earthy

Easy, earthy

2 people found it helpfulSep 5th, 2014
Christy Frank

Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered. And the Gran Cerdo gets drunk.

Pigs get fat. Hogs get slaughtered. And the Gran Cerdo gets drunk.

2 people found it helpfulFeb 4th, 2014
John Riley

Good with wine

Good with wine

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2017
Peter Sultan

Really dug this like a cab franc from Loire, unoaked Rioja, under 13$

Really dug this like a cab franc from Loire, unoaked Rioja, under 13$

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Will Stanley

Bought this wine because it was 'biodynamic'. There's an undue sympathy for wines such as this; people seem to believe that because they're 'eco' in whatever sense of the word, quality comes second. Well, sorry but this is wine. And the Gran Cerdo (Spain, NV) is so pitifully acidic and dark-fruited you'd be better off buying a Co-Op fairtrade cab sauv or something. Disappointing.

Bought this wine because it was 'biodynamic'. There's an undue sympathy for wines such as this; people seem to believe that because they're 'eco' in whatever sense of the word, quality comes second. Well, sorry but this is wine. And the Gran Cerdo (Spain, NV) is so pitifully acidic and dark-fruited you'd be better off buying a Co-Op fairtrade cab sauv or something. Disappointing.

1 person found it helpfulSep 8th, 2013
Stuart Robinson

Juicy and tart; smashable berry driven goodness.

Juicy and tart; smashable berry driven goodness.

Mar 14th, 2015
Izzy J
6.5

White variety. Meh. Didn't have it at the correct temperature most of the night, but definitely an "everyday" wine. No effort to repeat

White variety. Meh. Didn't have it at the correct temperature most of the night, but definitely an "everyday" wine. No effort to repeat

Apr 25th, 2020
Izzy J
6.8

Meh. Drinkable. Would only seek out again for the comedic label

Meh. Drinkable. Would only seek out again for the comedic label

Apr 25th, 2020
Mariel L

Label different with flying pig

Label different with flying pig

Apr 4th, 2020